DOI: 10.1111/nhs.13106 ISSN: 1441-0745

Effects of communication team training on clinical competence in Korean Advanced Life Support: A randomized controlled trial

Soyeon Yun, Hyeoun‐Ae Park, Sang‐Hoon Na, Hee Je Yun
  • General Medicine
  • General Nursing


We conducted a randomized controlled trial to study the effects of interprofessional communication team training on clinical competence in the Korean Advanced Life Support provider course using a team communication framework. Our study involved 73 residents and 42 nurses from a tertiary hospital in Seoul. The participants were randomly assigned to the intervention or control group, forming 10 teams per group. The intervention group underwent interprofessional communication team training with a cardiac arrest simulation and standardized communication tools. The control group completed the Korean Advanced Life Support provider course. All participants completed a communication clarity self‐reporting questionnaire. Clinical competence was assessed using a clinical competency scale comprising technical and nontechnical tools. Blinding was not possible due to the educational intervention. Data were analyzed using a Mann–Whitney U test and a multivariate Kruskal–Wallis H test. While no significant differences were observed in communication clarity between the two groups, there were significant differences in clinical competence. Therefore, the study confirmed that the intervention can enhance the clinical competence of patient care teams in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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